PLYMOUTH — Prior to resuming classes on Jan. 19, all on-campus Lakeland University students will need to receive a COVID-19 test.
Much like the university did for the fall semester, Lakeland will be creating its own bubble for students and staff. Students who do not wish to be tested will be asked to remain home and take spring courses online, according to the university's plan.
Prevea Health will be conducting free university COVID-19 testing at the Wehr Center on the following dates:
- Lakeland staff: Jan. 4, 5
- Residential students: Jan. 10, 11, 12
- Main campus commuter students: Jan. 11, 12
- Lakeland faculty teaching in-person: Jan. 10, 11, 12
The testing dates were selected so students and faculty can complete their isolation period prior to the Jan. 19 start of the semester.
While isolating, students will be able to get meals delivered and will be asked to work with any potential off-campus jobs to allow them to stay in isolation.
The testing requirements include those who have already tested positive for COVID previously and those who did not go home over the winter break. At this time, staff and students at the off-campus centers are not being required to be tested because spring Kellett courses will be offered online.